What’s Left to Do

So, there’s about 1.5 weeks until school begins.  Since I’ve returned from my trip, I’ve done basically nothing regarding school.  I’ve checked and responded to email.  That’s it.  I haven’t set foot on campus.  I haven’t cracked open a syllabus or assignment sheet.  I don’t think I could have until after we dropped Geeky Boy off.  That moment weighed more heavily than I thought.  I’m resisting calling him right now to see how his first night went.  Yes, I’m that mom.

Now I think I’m ready to dive back in.  So here’s what’s left:

  • 8th grade prep–all of it, videos included.  I have a rough schedule.  Now I need to put in some details.
  • Physical computing–need to make a schedule and plan at least the first few weeks.  Waiting for the book to arrive.
  • Intro to CS–I have the first few weeks laid out.  Need to go over that again.  This will be my third time teaching it. Mostly it’s just tweaking at this point.
  • Need to work on our Haiku site.  We’re set up.  I need to see where we are with getting classes and students in, and transfer the teachers’ courses who worked on an individual Haiku site (including me).  Training is Monday.  Yikes!
  • Classroom.  Need to unpack and set up and hope that the requested work on it has been done.

I think that’s enough for now.  I have a bit of a break in that my wacky schedule means I don’t have class really the first week.  I meet my CS classes for about 20-30 minutes the first day, but then not again until the following week, thanks to Rosh Hashanah.  That gives me some time to get some prep and other work done.  It’s still going to be some day-to-day prep, I’m sure.  But I like having a general plan so that I can at least say, “Oh, tomorrow we’re doing X.”  Then I can fill in the details as I go.  My mantra for now: It will all get done.

5 Replies to “What’s Left to Do”

  1. “hat moment weighed more heavily than I thought. I’m resisting calling him right now to see how his first night went. Yes, I’m that mom. ”

    My thought on your previous post is that you are so *not* that mom. You seemed amazingly emotionally balanced for someone taking her first-born to college.

    Good working getting everything done for the start of the year!

  2. Oh, I’ve been holding back tears a lot. I’ve been proudly telling people at work, but then I have to stop so I don’t cry. I broke down and texted him, but no response. He’s either still asleep . . . or ignoring me. It’s all going to be okay.

  3. My daughter, an only child, starts college this Monday. She is moving into the dorm Friday. The dorm is about 3 miles from the house. I am happy about that. I am not happy about my little girl growing up. She is not old enough to leave. She was only three years old last week. This sucks.

  4. “Oh, I’ve been holding back tears a lot.”

    Of course. But, holding back is what keeps us from being that mom. We all feel that way. It’s letting them fly anyway that keeps us from being that mom.

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